At the Premios Excelencia Albacete (Excellence Awards of Albacete), organised by the Colegio de Enología de Castilla-La Mancha (Castile-La Mancha Association of Oenology), has awarded five prizes, Best White, Best Rosé, Best Young Wine, Best Aged Red Wine and Best Sparkling Wine, conferring the 6th prize to the best bottling presentation.
At these awards were wineries of the four Denominations of Origin of the province of Albacete as well as those included in the Protected Geographical Indication (IGP) Land of Castile Wines.
On 17 May wine tastings were held to select winning wines and sparkling wines. Twenty-eight (28) have been the participating wineries with 104 samples of wine from the province, which demonstrates the great magnitude and widespread acceptance as regards these awards.
This entails for Bodegas Balmoral (Balmoral Vineyards) the recognition of the work of the entire team, pioneers for elaborating in a unique enclave at an altitude of over 1000 metres above sea level and committed to the area, experimenting with native and foreign grape varieties, rediscovering its possibilities thanks to the altitude of its vineyards.